Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk before the summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga gave advice to the EU continue to expand, And asked to make a fresh financial injections into the economy of Ukraine, writes.
"Act boldly and wisely. Don't be afraid of Russia. Russia should fear you, to all of us. Don't be put off by the word " extension ". Than we more the we are stronger, more successful and the more opportunities you get all of our country, " the magazine gives the words of the Ukrainian Prime Minister on the sidelines of the summit in Riga.
review Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the caution of the European leaders and the need for dialogue with Russia " is understandable. But, as He said, Moscow is " as an international law-breaker who is trying to intimidate the world and to split the EU ", stressed FT.
Yatsenyuk reminded Europe about the extremely difficult economic situation in Ukraine. He said that he considers unjust accusations that the government has delayed the implementation of reforms, and said that Ukraine is "Not begging" for money from international donors. However, specified policies, investments are extremely desired, they could connect Not only private investors, But also International financial institutions, says the magazine.
Ukrainian Prime Minister stressed that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on the moratorium on payments on its foreign debt. International lenders are required to follow a "moral duty" and make a contribution to the reform of the state, the most after gave credits in the previous government of the state, which, according to Yatsenyuk, " stolen billions ", FT leads the Prime Minister's interview.
The Prime Minister is indirectly compared the situation in Ukraine and Greece.
"There is one country whose population is four times less Than the population of Ukraine, which received $ 300 billion. But has never made such reforms, which has held Ukraine, and, thank God, never was at war with Russia. And Ukraine with her, you can say almost insurmountable problems, only promised 25 billion dollars - for comparison, " the FT quoted Yatsenyuk.
Total debt of Ukraine is determined currently approximately $ 50 billion, in 2014 It amounted to 71% of GDP, And in 2015, according to forecasts of the national Bank of Ukraine, will reach 93% of GDP. One of the largest creditors of Kiev - the Russian Federation, and it has repeatedly stated about the fact that he didn't want to make concessions on repayment of loans. Russia expects Ukraine on 20 June of the next coupon payment on a two-year Eurobonds 2013 at 3 billion dollars. In this case the Russian Federation on the terms of lending has every reason to demand early repayment of the debt, But as long as this does Not.
The summit of "Eastern partnership" held on may 21-22 in Riga. It involves the head of States and governments of EU member States and States participating in the program. The program "Eastern partnership" includes political Association and economic integration of the EU with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last 3 States in the past year signed the Association agreement with the EU partnership.